Monday, November 27, 2017

Free CBT Workbooks

We've posted these before and we'll post them again. The Centre for Clinical Interventions (that's right, "Centre") has a long list of free CBT-based workbooks waiting to help you tackle a wide variety of issues: panic, stress, depression, self-esteem, perfectionism, procrastination, body acceptance, assertiveness... We could keep typing, or you could just click the link.

Enjoy!


Monday, August 21, 2017

Mindfulness Exercises

From the One Mind Dharma blog, here's a page of mindfulness exercises, including a section on mindfulness for anxiety. Here's something to try:

Finger BreathingFinger breathing is one of Elizabeth’s favorite practices to offer. We recently had a student of ours who works in a trauma unit at a hospital tell us that they use this practice during their chaotic work days. Like the self-compassion practice, this is one you can lead as a group, but people can also take home to use on their own time.
People can do this with eyes open or closed, and they may use one hand or both hands. Start with the thumb on the index finger. As you inhale, slide the the thumb toward the tip and squeeze. As you exhale, slide the thumb back down the index finger. With the next breath, move on to the middle finger. You can continue this practice to the pinky finger, then move back toward the index finger. This is a great way to engage with mindfulness, as we are breathing mindfully but using the additional experience of the finger-touching to help us concentrate.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Anger Management and More

Mid-Ohio Psychological Services has a big page of free mental health handouts. Here's a sampling--just the anger management ones:

Anger Management
Other categories include recovery, relationship issues, sexual abuse, sex offender treatment, and youth treatment. Enjoy.


Monday, May 22, 2017

Child Behavior Worksheets

There are worksheets, handouts, letters, certificates and more at theincredibleyears.com. About the org:
Our mission is to advance the social and emotional behavior of children...through a series of interlocking parent, teacher and child programs supported by more than thirty years of clinically proven worldwide research.
 Poke around, stay a while. Enjoy.


Friday, March 17, 2017

Speak Up! Workbook

Here's the STIR Speak-Up Manual via the Missouri Department of Mental Health.
The training is designed to empower people with developmental disabilities. It provides the practical, “how to” tools necessary for anyone who is interested in being a self-advocate and leader in making choices and decisions about how they live their lives.
Chapters included: Knowing Yourself, Communication and Self-Assertiveness, and Problem Solving. We'll label it "life skills" and "communication."

Monday, December 19, 2016

Red-Blue Dialogue

For the holidays and beyond, some help bridging the red-blue divide--if only temporarily. After that, gloating and resistance can safely resume.

--Here's a ten-page guide from whatisessential.org using something called reflective structured dialogue (RSD).

--Avoid politics altogether with this Time for Family, Time for Talk workbook from talkofalifetime.org.

--Or provoke fights with Let's Talk About the Presidential Election from the ADL, a guide intended for classroom use. But who says you can't give your relatives writing assignments?

Good luck!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Trauma Recovery Workbook

From Quest for Life in Australia, here's a free Trauma Recovery Workbook with sections for children, adults, and communities. Help with identifying symptoms, with resilience, with mindfulness, and on from there...

Find more trauma workbooks (from Amazon, not free) here.